Summerland stars Gemma Aterton as Alice, a reclusive writer living on the seaside cliffs of Southern England during World War II. Alice’s life is unexpectedly changed after meeting Frank, a young boy she reluctantly takes in after he’s evacuated from London.
Written / directed by Jessica Swale; additional key cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay.
I’m drawn to this one for young Frank’s journey; from feeling unwanted and being all alone to finding the perfect new home.
Another draw is the little hints of humour and the musical score.
Amanda Root, Siân Phillips, Dixie Egerickx, Amanda Lawrence, Sally Scott, Jessica Gunning, David Horovitch, Karl Farrer and Toby Osmond also star.
Murder Mystery is a new action/ comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Luke Evans and Gemma Aterton.
Directed by Kyle Newacheck, Sandler is a cop on a European vacation with his wife (Aniston) when they end up on the run after being framed for murder…
I like Aniston and Sandler on screen together and I actually can’t wait to find out who the murderer really is. I’m thinking that if the answer isn’t ‘all of them – except the Americans’, it’s probably Evans’s character. I’ve already ruled out the general with the eyepatch because it would be too obvious. You know, considering his deliberate handling of the murder weapon in front of everyone.
John Kani , Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jackie Sandler, Terence Stamp and Mike Joseph also star.
Written and directed by Dominic Savage; Gemma Aterton and Dominic Cooper star in The Escape, a story about an ordinary woman who makes an extraordinary decision that changes the course of her life forever.
Frances Barber, Montserrat Lombard and Marthe Keller also star…
So much of what happens in this nicely edited trailer is part of any girl’s worst nightmare. I’m really excited to see where this story goes and any uncomfortable truths it’ll likely shine a light on.
I’m looking forward to a great performance by the cast, Aterton in particular.
Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton and Bill Nighy are the stars of Their Finest, a Lone Schefig directed drama / comedy / romance set during World War II. The story focuses on a British film crew tasked with making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg to help boost morale…
I’ll be tuning in for the comedy and to witness the extent of the sexism of those times. I’m not quite in the mood for the romance just now, no doubt that’s going to change, I’m certain of it.
Melanie (Sennia Nanua) is a special young girl. A young girl who’s taken along on a journey of survival with her teacher (Gemma Aterton) and a scientist (Glenn Close).
Directed by Colm McCarthy and set in a dystopian future in what looks like London, England, The Girl With All The Giftsis an adequate zombie movie. It’s not quite the kind you may be expecting in some respects but it’s worth it to hang in there for the ending, my favourite part.
I don’t recall getting particularly terrified as I watched, probably because gore isn’t necessarily the core focus of McCarthy’s movie. The Girl With All The Gifts is a relatively smart zombie movie. Personally I find the idea of zombies a tad more ridiculous and unreal than the idea of vampires – as odd as that may seem. And yes, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse.
Watch The Girl With All The Gifts if you’re intrigued enough and to find out about the refreshing difference that is the ending.
100 Streets is the new drama starring Idris Elba, Gemma Aterton, Tom Cullen and Franz Drameh. Directed by Jim O’Hanlon, it’s based in contemporay London, England and focused on the different lives of three people who live within 100 streets of each other…
Considering that none of the characters in this trailer seem to be having a particularly good time, I’m hoping for brighter days for at least one of them.
‘Without our passion, it’s very hard to find our place in the world’ – Already my favourite line in the movie, I’m sure of it!
The last time I saw Ryan Reynolds in a film was The Proposal (2009). It wasn’t my favourite and kind of kept me away from future Reynolds movies. Having watched The Voices (2014), I can confirm that my attitude has changed.
The Voices is a crime/ comedy film directed by Marjane Satrapi and stars Reynolds as Jerry – a sinister / very unbalanced individual who somehow manages to remain likeable.
You’ll probably find yourself not quite rooting for him as such – on account of the murdering. However empathy will kick in since he’s definitely ‘not well’.
The way the Director/ Cinematographer presented the world of Jerry, how he sees things as opposed to actual reality is a particular highlight.
Watch it for a pleasantly different turn from Reynolds and good performances from Jacki Weaver, Anna Kendrick and Gemma Aterton. I was also glad to see great character actor Sam Spruell’s name on the cast list.